GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Rain also impacted the other warmup game Monday in Thiruvananthapuram as New Zealand beat South Africa by seven runs under the DLS method.
Devon Conway’s 78 runs and Tom Latham’s 52 helped New Zealand reach 321-6 in the usual 50 overs. In reply, South Africa was 211-4 in 37 overs when the weather intervened and prevented further play.
Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson enjoyed another workout on his way back from injury, as he batted for 51 deliveries. He scored 37 runs with three fours before retiring.
Conway and Williamson shared a stand of 92 runs. Latham hit fours and a six in his 56-ball stay. Conway hit 11 fours and a six.
Pacers Marco Jansen (3-45) and Lungi Ngidi (3-33) did the damage for the Proteas.
For South Africa, Quinton de Kock led the way with 84 runs off 89 balls. Reeza Hendricks was out lbw first ball to Trent Boult (2-20). Rassie van der Dussen (51) then added 72 runs with de Kock.
England and New Zealand now head to Ahmedabad to contest the tournament opener on Thursday in a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final.
On Tuesday, in the final three warmup games, tournament host India will play the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram. Pakistan and Australia meet in Hyderabad, while Afghanistan and Sri Lanka face each other in Guwahati.